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Play for Today: That Crazy Woman


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by David Hopkins
with Zena Walker as Dr Barbara Moore and Richard Butler as Harry Moore

Twenty years ago, at the age of 56, this extraordinary woman became a national hero by walking from John O'Groats to Land's End. One of the last great English eccentrics (even though she was Russian) in the last days of English innocence; a time when The Beatles were but pubescent bugs, Eamonn Andrews still worked for the BBC, and What's My Line was a high-spot of the week.


Writer: David Hopkins
Film Cameraman: Kenneth MacMillan
Sound: John Pritchard
Dubbing Mixer: Alan Dykes
Designer: Geoff Powell
Producer: John Norton
Director: Bill Craske
Dr Barbara Moore: Zena Walker
Harry Moore: Richard Butler
Judge: David Markham
Judge: Edward Burnham
Counsel: Peter Howell
Counsel: Dennis Chinnery
Reporter: John Curless
Ashby: John Nettleton
Pataleev: Zbigniew Sieciechowicz
Butcher: Cyril Cross
Postman: Julian Hudson
And the voices of: Bob Danvers Walker
And the voices of: Ronald Fletcher
And the voices of: Audrey Russell
And the voices of: Fyfe Robertson

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Play for Today: That Crazy Woman

BBC One London, 21 February 1980 21.25

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